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2008 Subaru Forester Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : AWD
Continuous All-Wheel Drive
Production Years for Series : 2003 - 2008
Price : MSRP: $21,195-27,895
Invoice: $20,015-26,115
Weight : 3140 lbs | 1424.28 kg
MPG City : 20
MPG Highway : 27

Power

Opposed 4 | Subaru Boxer engine with i-Active Valve Lift System
Displacement : 2500 cc | 152.6 cu in. | 2.5 L.
Power : 173 BHP (127.328 KW) @ 6000 RPM
Torque :166 Ft-Lbs (225 NM) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 100 mm.
Stroke : 3.1 in | 79 mm.
Valvetrain : 16 SOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Aluminum Alloy block and head
Turbocharged Opposed 4 | Boxer engine
Displacement : 2500 cc | 152.6 cu in. | 2.5 L.
Power : 224 BHP (164.864 KW) @ 5200 RPM
Torque :226 Ft-Lbs (306 NM) @ 2800 RPM
Valvetrain : 16 DOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Aluminum Alloy block and head

Handling

Safety

NHTSA Crash-Test Results
2008 Subaru Forester 4-DR. w/SAB
Frontal driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Frontal passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side rear passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Rollover 4 Wheel Drive : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating

Recall

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Manufacturer

SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.

Mfr Report Date20000905
NHTSA Campaign ID11V464000
SummarySUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 IMPREZA, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 FORESTER, AND MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 SAAB 9-2X VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 2000 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2007 ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, WEST VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY BREAK AT THE HANGER BRACKETS DUE TO CORROSION IF THE HANGER BRACKET IS EXPOSED TO SALTY AND HUMID ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS ROADS CONTAINING SNOW MELTING AGENT.
ConsequenceA BROKEN CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
RemedySUBARU WILL HANDLE THEIR VEHICLES AND SAAB WILL HANDLE THEIRS. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DEGREE OF CORROSION OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS, AND WILL EITHER RUSTPROOF OR REPLACE THEM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.
NotesTHIS IS SUBARU'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER WVX-34.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021
2008 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $27,958
Avg. Household Income : $57,000
Avg. Home : $238,880
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $3.39

For additional safety information and testing procedures, please visit the NHTSA website.

Concepts by Subaru

Subaru Monthly Sales Volume

September 2021
42,054
July 2021
50,125
June 2021
42,877
May 2021
56,558
April 2021
61,389
March 2021
65,726
February 2021
48,300
January 2021
46,400
December 2020
63,558
November 2020
50,413
October 2020
61,411
September 2020
60,103
Additional Sales Volume Data


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